CIB seeking bids for stadium, convention security

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The Capital Improvement Board of Marion County has issued a request for proposals from firms interested in providing security services at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center.

CIB sent out the RFP Wednesday and expects to award a contract on March 14, with an official start date of April 16. Terms call for a three-year deal with the option for a two-year extension.

Companies can bid on one, two or all three of the desired services: 24-hour building security at the convention center, 24-hour building and event staffing at the stadium, and armed guards and special deputies for events at both locations.

Currently, ESG Security Inc. provides security at the convention center, California-based Contemporary Services Corp. provides security at the stadium, and Protection Plus Inc. supplies the armed guards, who are mostly off-duty police officers.

All companies are based in Indianapolis. Their contracts, which expire at the end of the year, have been extended through April 15.

The CIB's 2011 budget includes $3.1 million for security.

A consultant who put together the RFP told the CIB to “expect a highly competitive procurement with much interest.”

CIB Executive Director Barney Levengood said the group will reach out to firms nationwide that provide security for NFL functions to ensure they’re aware of the proposal.


  • Get it Right
    Lucas Oil Stadium security is provided by Contemporary Services Corporation. They are the compnay that was at the Convention Center and RCA Dome and then moved to the stadium and helped with the grand opening as well. It is very important to PLEASE report the facts.
  • Securatex
    Let's see if Securatex gets the contract. It's one of the most politically connected firms out there. I'm sure they'll hire B&T to grease the wheels.
  • Let's See can the taxpayers just use its owned asset.... The City Police Department?
    Maybe the City can settle with Former Deputy Chief Pierce...

    Here is a novel idea don't bid it. Just start hiring IMPD Officers and let the City Police provide the Security and let the Officer's make overtime!!! Get it... Lets get back to basics and have OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT PERFORM THE FUNCTION and allow the officers to make some overtime in a controlled fashion.

    Yeah Atlas your right the fix is in.... Mayor Marine and "The Graft" which surrounds him has already decided who they want.
  • the fix is in
    Why don't you just ask Barnes and Thornburg who they want to get the security contracts and we'll go with them.
  • Correction
    Contemporary Services Corporation, not Central Security & Communications (both companies are known as CSC) currently provides the 24-hour and event security at Lucas Oil Stadium. Please make sure the information you are providing to the public is correct.
    • Incorrect security firm
      Lucas Oil Stadium security is provided by Contemporary Services Corporation based in California.

    Post a comment to this story

    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by

    facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
    Subscribe to IBJ
    1. This is still my favorite Mexican restaurant in town. What I do love about the new version is it is much quieter than the most recent version. TV's were off, the music wasn't too loud, and the wait staff were not hyperactive like they had been the past few times I had been there. I just wish they would bring back the MOLE for the enchiladas!

    2. Not a bad paper. There is a need for local community news and city government issues. Don't really need the owner's constant national political rants. We all know where they stand by now.

    3. What nice people. Menard should've known better than to team up with the guy who robbed and drove Conseco to ashes. I'm surprised Timothy Durham isn't involved in this.

    4. Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn’t know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

    5. It is beyond me how anyone can think this was a "bad deal" for the state! If they could take the money back then, yes, but they can't! Protections were built in the agreement. Now, if they roll the roads up and take them away, I will agree that it was a bad deal. Otherwise, the only way to have paid for the infrastructure that was badly needed was for the state to issue bonds....that is a four letter synonym for debt folks!!